• Water Supply

    Camp Winthers water supply has been treated according to state and federal water quality standards since 1959. During the 1993-94 school year, the federal regulations were significantly changed. Upgrades have been made in our water system to meet those specifications. Currently the state requires us to include the following statement:
    STATE REQUIRED STATEMENT - "The State of California Department of Health Services (DHS) sets drinking water standards and has determined the presence of microbiological contaminants are a health concern at certain levels of exposure. If water is inadequately treated, microbiological contaminants in that water may cause disease. Disease symptoms may include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, and possibly jaundice, and any associated headaches and fatigue. These symptoms, however, are not just associated with disease-causing organisms in drinking water, but also may be caused by a number of factors other than your drinking water. DHS has set enforceable requirements for treating drinking water to reduce the risk of these adverse health effects. Treatment such as filtering and disinfecting the water removes or destroys microbiological contaminants. Drinking water which is treated to meet DHS requirements is associated with little to none of this risk and should be considered safe." 
Last Modified on June 17, 2014